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Abbreviations: ACR ϭ American College of Radiology, RSNA ϭ Radiological Society of North America AS images, imaging reports, and medical records move online, radiologists need a unified language to organize and retrieve them. Standardized terminology is increasingly vital to the practice of medicine, as this enables the information in reports to be(More)
Image-guided tumor ablation has become a well-established hallmark of local cancer therapy. The breadth of options available in this growing field increases the need for standardization of terminology and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison among treatments that use different technologies, such as(More)
The field of image-guided tumor ablation requires standardization of terms and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison between treatments with different technologies, such as chemical ablation (ethanol or acetic acid) and thermal therapies, such as radiofrequency, laser, microwave, ultrasound, and(More)
Focal tumor ablation--whether applied percutanously, laparoscopically, or by means of open surgery-is an effective therapy for selected liver tumors. The choice of liver ablation as well as the choice between percutaneous and surgical approaches is dependent on tumor factors, patient factors, and other viable treatment options. Currently, the largest(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to review radiofrequency ablation of 100 renal tumors and lessons learned with respect to electrode approach, effects on collecting system, bowel proximity, and patterns of residual disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over 6 years, 100 renal tumors in 85 patients underwent radiofrequency ablation. Images were reviewed(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine portable abdominal CT image quality and clinical content in a consecutive series of scans obtained in ICUs at a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS All helical portable abdominal CT scans obtained between June 1999 and December 2000 were reviewed by two observers. Image quality was assessed for feature detection and(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous attempts at meta-analysis and systematic review have not provided clear recommendations for the clinical application of thermal ablation in metastatic colorectal cancer. Many authors believe that the probability of gathering randomised controlled trial (RCT) data is low. Our aim is to provide a consensus document making recommendations(More)
In the past decade, image-guided targeted treatments such as percutaneous ablation, intra-arterial embolic therapies, and targeted radiation therapy have shown substantial promise in management of hepatobiliary malignancies. Imaging is integral to patient selection, treatment delivery, and assessment of treatment effectiveness. Preprocedural imaging is(More)
Although resection currently remains the standard of care for renal carcinoma, the search for less invasive treatments has led to alternative surgical approaches. Even less invasive, and appropriate for many groups of patients, is percutaneous radiofrequency ablation, which induces tumor necrosis via lethal hyperthermia. Multiple series of renal tumors(More)
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